Figure group depicted two seating merchants with a barrel of fish and a counting device
- Object Number: 1986.P.188
- Simple Name: figure
- Full Name: figure group
- Production Place: Bizen
- Production Place: Japan
- Summary: Figure group depicted two seating merchants with a barrel of fish and a counting device. Stoneware with painted decoration. Bizen ware.
- Terms:East Asian
- Inscription:impressed mark : [oriental characters]
- Credit: Gift of Miss A. Makeig-Jones
- Additional Notes: The metallic lustre on later Bizen pieces (17th century onwards) and colour are so good that they are often mistaken for bronze. The fish and coins featuring in this example are both auspicious symbols.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery